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By The Red Arrow
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Times Investigation
Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses

Newly obtained tax information reveals that from 1985 to 1994, Donald J. Trump’s businesses were in far bleaker condition than was previously known.

May 7, 2019
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... e=Homepage
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By The Red Arrow
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Oh crap. He’s played his National Emergency card and his Executive Privilege card. Now he’s down to just his Extremely Dangerous And Costly War card
He’ll be playing that one very soon

In other news, Republican-led Senate committee call Donny Jnr in for a chat. They're either on to something or up to something.

By The Red Arrow
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There are many reasons not to impeach Trump. The House should do it anyway
Robert Reich
By issuing a blanket refusal to respond to any congressional subpoena, Trump is saying Congress has no constitutional authority to oversee the executive branch. He’s telling America that Congress is a subordinate branch of government rather than a co-equal branch. Forget separation of powers.

By spending money on his “wall” that Congress explicitly refused to authorize, Trump is saying that Congress no longer has any constitutional authority over spending. Goodbye, checks and balances.

By unilaterally shuttering the government in order to get his way, Trump is saying he has the constitutional right not to execute the laws whenever it suits him. Farewell, Congress.

By directing the attorney general, the justice department, the FBI, and the secretary of the treasury to act in his own personal interest rather than in the interests of the American people, Trump is saying that a president can run the government on his own. Adios, constitution.

By unilaterally threatening to cut off trade with the second-largest economy in the world, Trump is saying he has sole authority to endanger the entire American economy. (Make no mistake: if he goes through with the threat, the US economy will go into a tailspin.)

By doing whatever he could to stop an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including firing the head of the FBI, Trump has told America it’s OK for a president to obstruct justice. Goodbye, law.

The core purpose of the US constitution is to prevent tyranny. That’s why the framers of the constitution distributed power among the president, Congress and the judiciary. That’s why each of the three branches was designed to limit the powers of the other two.

In other words, the framers anticipated the possibility of a Donald Trump.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... s-balances

Edit: Oh, and...

By spoonman
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I sincerely hope that the weather forecast for London on 3rd June is for it to piss down non stop for at least 48 hours. Apologies to the ordinary people in the metropolis that have to put up with the cunt. Hopefully the state banquet menu will be limited to vegetarian options with tiny hands Trump told that he can't have a load of hamburgers and KFC bargain buckets delivered to the venue.

I'm also expecting no milkshakes either allowed to be taken into or sold within a five mile security cordon.
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